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Psychiatry Grand Rounds

October 2, 2019 | 8:00 am–9:00 am MCW_Icons_Make_An_Appointment_Green iCAL

Urban Spelunking Through the History of the Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Complex: What is Past is Prologue

Jonathan Piel
Local Amateur Historian, Wauwatosa, WI

Michael McBride, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin


  1. Understand the early history of mental health care in Milwaukee County and the development of the asylum system
  2. List historical achievements of innovative leaders in the Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Complex
  3. Appreciate the challenges of delivering humane care for the mentally ill from the 1860’s to the 1920’s—what we’ve learned, what we’ve lost

Event Location

  • Research Park Center
  • 10000 Innovation Dr.
  • Learning Centers 1 & 2
  • Milwaukee, WI 53226
Research Park Center  Google map location